WHAT’S IN THE MEATBALLS? – We had a wonderful, early dinner at the Vietnamese Noodle Soup Restaurant at Times Square in Richmond Hill. You’ve got to Love and appreciate a restaurant that has such a simple name. You probably don’t even need a menu. Just sit down and a fellow would bring you just that… Vietnamese Noodle Soup. I so thoroughly enjoyed the steak and meatballs, I had to ask the proprietor: “exactly what is in the meatballs”. Apparently, only asian spices, beef and beef tendon. Mmm, mmm, good. Deb has a spicier version for her chicken noodle bowl. The red pepper broth reminded me of Thai tom-yum soup. It’s nice to try different places. In this particular neighbourhood of Richmond Hill and Markham, one could probably try a new Asian restaurant every single day of the year. Soup, dim sum, buffets, bakeries, barbeques, steak houses, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Asian fusion… I’m Lovin’ it all.
ALL HER BAGS ARE PACKED – My sweetheart, the Duchess of Thornhill is leaving Stately Way, the official residence tomorrow. She’s heading to Kingston for two weeks. It will be longest we’ve been apart since last spring. How will I cope? How will I make it through? I’ll probably gorge myself on guilt-free junk food. That always makes me feel better. But when she comes back and I’ve gained 20 pounds, she’s probably won’t approve. At least I’ll have the dog to keep me company. Those of you who know me, know how thrilled I am about that. Some of the things I’ll miss the most: singing to her every morning, opening the car door for her, and telling her how beautiful she is everyday. Although, I suppose I can do that by telephone. Lots can be accomplished on the phone.
NO TIME TO UNPACK – When she returns Deborah and I will be travelling to Montego Bay for a little romance and ‘R and R’. Looking forward to our long weekend adventure to Jamaica. We’ll be staying in a gorgeous private beach villa, complete with our own kitchen staff, car and driver, private pool and private beach. We’re looking forward to travelling with our gracious hosts, Joe, Fiona and little Matteo. Such generous and beautiful people. Snorkeling, reading on the beach, tennis and some fun in the sun. Oh yeah, Baby!!
FACEBOOK – I tried to get Facebook “Places” going today, but my device doesn’t seem to want to load it. I’m Loving all the new functionality of the service. Today, Facebook launched the new service that can share to other users where you are, and where you’ve been. Just in case you want other people to know you are at Winners or Cassis. During our walk today, I was just telling Deb that I haven’t been on Facebook all that long. For the longest time I resisted joining, instead trying to develop, program and code my own server and database. It’s a great, geeky hobby to have, but it takes a lot of time and patience. When I seen everybody and their grandmother had a Facebook profile and sharing notes better than I can, I was a bit miffed. So I decided to join the Facebook revolution. For my website and blog, I resorted to a open source app and a mainstream server. I hope to do a redesign this winter and write a little more often.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION – Who exactly are we going to vote for in the municipal election? Suburban elections seem pretty dull. There is a lot going on in the Toronto election, but it seems there is very few issues herein Thornhill-Markham. Nobody seems to be courting our vote here. We’ve had a couple of people come door-to-door to leave junkmail but not enough to get any information from.
THE TOWN – okay, more than half-way through the year and I don’t have a clear favorite for the Academy Awards. However, I may have a personal favorite. Yesterday, Deb and I seen The Town, starring and directed by Ben Affleck. We really enjoyed the film and a couple of time I caught myself holding my sweetheart’s hand a little too tight. A couple of twists and turns and some pretty good characters. It’s a pretty quiet time for movies, but I was glad we went and seen this one. Critics seem to enjoy the film as well. You never know what Oscar time will bring.
And how was your week?